Daytona 500 2012 Weather Forecast: Still Worried About Possible Rain Sunday

The threat of rain remains a concern for Sunday's Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Clouds will linger after the cold front on Saturday, and it will be gray through the morning but some clearing will take place in the afternoon. The main concern still remains the chance of rain Sunday with a disturbance coming out of the Gulf of Mexico.

There's an image posted below from one of the computer models. All the forecast models have been consistent, bringing most of the moisture into northern Florida. As you can see from where the "X" is located, this is very close to Daytona International Speedway.

These kinds of forecasts can go either way. There is not enough confidence to say, "Yes this is a washout," and, honestly, I don't believe it is. I am just concerned that showers will move in toward the middle or end of the race and possibly shorten it.

Unlike some systems where rain moves through and it is over, once rain arrives with scenarios like these it stays around for some time and is slow to exit.

Conditions in Daytona Beach, FL: Click here for Current Weather ConditionsLook at Doppler Radar | Mobile Friendly Site | Mobile Radar

SATURDAY:
10:30 a.m. ET
Sprint Cup Final Practice – Mostly cloudy – temp: 59
1:15 p.m ET
Nationwide Race – Partly sunny – temp: 62

SUNDAY:
1 p.m. ET
Daytona 500 – Mostly cloudy chc. of showers – temp: 66

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